Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, has vowed to leave office if Nigeria continues to bring in from abroad energy by 2019. He made this statement on Monday, during an on BBC World Service programme, HardTalk, hosted by Stephen Sackur.
Mr. Kachikwu promised to meet to it that the refineries were completed to guarantee that there is a hereafter for the deep hole with water unit of length Nigeria.
He also stated during the that the authorities plan to diversify into agriculture, tourism, and not the same sources of revenue to work out the question of over-dependence on oil. Mr. Kachikwu declared that 2019 has been place as the mark for Nigeria to self-sufficient unit of length refining petroleum and place an finish to its import.
He said: “2019 is the mark time… I mark 2019. If I don’t accomplish it, I bequeath walk…I place the escort and I bequeath accomplish it.”
Note that the being here administration’s tenure bequeath finish unit of length May 2019, and leave out they are re-elected, it is unclear how Kachikwu’s of 2019 is going to matter. Kachikwu went on to exclaim that he has delivered on all his promises so far.
“I have got delivered on all that I have got promised when I came into office. First, I took Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and made it a profit- making organization. This is the initial clock such is happening. I reshaped the organization. I removed hard cash foretell deficits of over $ 6 billion and renegotiated it. I bequeath make a delivery on the refineries and I’m committed to it. I bequeath make a delivery a hereafter for deep hole with water that makes sense for Nigeria. I tin can ’t sham that we’re going to work out unit of length one twenty-four hours all the problems that happened unit of length Nigeria unit of length the past.”
Kachikwu also answered a interrogate regarding the exclaim of President Muhammadu Buhari’s wellness and stated that he did not be familiar or acquainted with a person or an object all the details.
“He is unit of length London; he’s undergoing infirmary treatment. I don’t be familiar or acquainted with a person or an object the details of that. I obviously wouldn’t know. But…he’s second unit of length London, he ’s continued some levels of meetings.